"You know what? I think there's been so many rumors, there's been so many stories, there's been ridiculous stories that we brought the cameras to the hospital," Kim said. "I think the one thing that people don't understand about our family is that we do share so much, but we do keep a lot of things private, and that is definitely a moment that is very serious."
"Lamar is family and he'll always be family," she added. "We'll always do what we can to help take care of him, and protect him, and be there for him. It's a really unfortunate, sad situation all the way around the board, and I just encourage people to keep on praying because the road is nowhere near over."
Kim stressed that Lamar's condition is still very fragile. She admitted that she doesn't know if the 36-year-old athlete will ever be able to even walk again.
"He's here and he's alive, but to say it's not a long road and to say he's fully better is not the truth either," she said. "He has a lot of work to do and a lot of communication therapy and having to learn to walk again and to talk again. You never know if he'll ever be the same again. ... It's a full daily therapy to see if he'll ever have the brain function he used to have, and if he can walk again."
"I respect Khloe so much -- she dropped her entire life and has been there and been so supportive, but at the same time, you know, what is she supposed to do when she hasn't had communication with [Lamar] for a while and she has a boyfriend," she said about Khloe moving on with the Houston Rockets pro. "She finally moved on. And it's crazy how God works, and God puts someone in your life, but I truly in my heart of hearts believe that all the prayers received for Lamar worked."
As for another troubled member of the Kardashian clan, Scott Disick, Kim said that she'll also forever have his back.
“Scott is family, too," she said of her sister Kourtney's ex. "He'll always be in our lives so we want the best for him. He’s getting help and he’s been doing so good and that makes me happy too.”
Though it's Kourtney that gets the credit for staying strong for the estranged couple's three kids -- 5-year-old Mason, 3-year-old Penelope and 10-month-old Reign -- and being open about their painful split in the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
"She is so strong," Kim gushed about her older sister. "She's raising the three kids. It's really hard. Three kids, especially by yourself, has been an adjustment for her. You never thought this cycle would really end of Kourtney and Scott, which was kind of the same thing for 10 years."